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Rankings compiled by Richard Wade.
Poor #13 Josh Grispi was supposed to face Aldo at UFC 125 but Aldo's injury forced him to face #10 Dustin Poirier instead. Poirier pasted him and Grispi will be starting down the come back trail instead of fighting for the title.
#2 Hatsu Hioki decisioned an injured #5 Marlon Sandro at Sengoku Soul of Fight. It was a great performance from Hioki and fans can only hope he and Sandro both will join the exodus of fighters from Japan to the UFC.
#7 Hiroyuki Takaya edged #8 Bibiano Fernandes at Dream Dynamite!! 2010. Takaya and Fernandes seem even more likely to come to the UFC given the troubles of Dream and K-1's parent company.
#4 Michihiro Omigawa will make his UFC featherweight debut against #12 Chad Mendes at UFC 126.
#14 Mike Brown plummets down the rankings after losing a controversial decision to #6 Diego Nunes at UFC 125 and then immediately follow it with a listless decision loss to #17 Rani Yahya at UFC Fight for the Troops 2. The former champ is 2-3 since losing his title to Aldo.
Based on the premise that all MMA rankings are subjective but that it’s still useful and informative to know who the online MMA community as a whole ranks as the best fighters in MMA, we collect and average the rankings of the top MMA websites to produce our consensus rankings. We compile the top MMA rankings from each of our sources and award 25 points for a first place ranking, 16 for a 10th place ranking, 1 for a 25th place ranking. A formula is used to "normalize" the data so all fighters are awarded points from those lists that do not include a full 25 fighters. This formula ensures that each ranking site awards the same number of total points regardless of how many fighters they choose to rank. Each fighter’s total is divided by the number of possible points to determine their standing in the Consensus Rankings.
We are now moving to what JCS of Fight Matrix has described as assumed rankings in an attempt to rank fighters who move between weight classes. This has been the biggest problem with the consensus rankings and we believe this new methodology will rectify that.